Georgia Child Custody Attorneys - Coleman Legal Group, LLC

Consultation_GraphicThe divorce attorneys and family lawyers of Coleman Legal Group, LLC have extensive experience in Georgia child custody cases.

If you are facing a child custody issue, this is not a time to gamble away one of the most crucial times of your life with inexperienced and untested attorneys.

Call us now at 770-609-1247 to speak with an experienced Georgia child custody attorney.

There are two forms of child custody within the State of Georgia: Physical and Legal. Physical custody determines where the child or children will resided for the majority of their time and also determine where the child or children will visit during their visitation time. Legal custody on the other hand determines how decisions will be arranged on behalf of the child in terms of education, health, religion, extracurricular, etc.

During a divorce preceding including contested child custody the court uses the best interest of the child to determine each custodial arrangement. In rendering the decision of child custody the court will take into consideration the child’s current living arrangements, each parent’s living arrangements, the child’s health, and the child’s general needs. Georgia family courts require that all divorced parents must file a parenting plan with the court that includes how each individual intends to divide the parenting time including: holidays, birthdays, and must include specific times and transportation information for how , where, and when the child or children will be exchanged.

Each parent must additionally identify which specific legal authorities that they intend to make on behalf of the child and whether there are limitations to their abilities to make decisions. Individuals may also be able to determine if the final decision authority should specifically be made between the parties or must be arbitrated through a neutral third party. Furthermore, within the parenting plan parties may establish a specific set of rules or protocols for reaching an agreement upon a decision on a particular area. It is required that each parent submit their own individual parenting plan to the court when there is any type of disagreement over decision making authority or visitation scheduling.

In considering child custody situations the state of Georgia allows for children age fourteen (14) and over to indicate preference of which parent they wish to reside with. This preference must reflect positively within the best interest of the child and if the court disagrees with the preference may have the ability to override or not take into consideration the child’s preference.

Child Custody arrangements are subject to modification by the court.  In instances of a substantial change of circumstance the courts may re-evaluate the original custody order. Substantial changes of circumstance may include: changing needs, moral misconduct, remarriage, or relocation situations.

Georgia Areas We Serve
Our Georgia lawyers and attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Duluth, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainesville, Midtown Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, Smyrna, Buford, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Decatur, Grant Park, East Atlanta and the Virginia Highlands.

Our Georgia lawyers and attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Bankruptcy, Business Law and Immigration. We have offices conveniently located at:

Alpharetta Georgia
North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Atlanta Georgia
Colony Square
1201 Peachtree Street, 400
Colony Square, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Dunwoody
Sandy Springs
1200 Abernathy Road
Building 600
Northpark Town Center
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth
410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Johns Creek
Duluth Georgia

11555 Medlock Bridge Rd
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

Duluth Georgia
Sugarloaf

2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

Kennesaw Georgia
TownPark Center
125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

Lawrenceville
Huntcrest
1755 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

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